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I’m A Celebrity winners list: What happened to every past winner and who won 2020 series

The i 11/21/2021 Jaymi McCann

I’m a Celebrity is back, and with it comes a host of new stars competing to be crowned king or queen of the jungle.

It is one of the nation’s most popular shows, attracting big names each year.

The show has been running since 2002 – but who won it in past years and what has happened to them? Here’s everything you need to know.

What does the winner of I’m A Celebrity get?

Strictly speaking, the I’m A Celebrity winner gets nothing. There isn’t a prize at the end of it all.

Instead, ITV pay out the fee that was agreed with the celebrity. However, just because the next King or Queen of the jungle won’t get a surprise gift, doesn’t mean that’s the end of it.

The impact that the show has on the careers of the winners just goes to show that I’m A Celebrity is the gift that keeps on giving and giving.

Giovanna Fletcher won in 2020 (Photo: Mike Marsland/WireImage) © Provided by The i Giovanna Fletcher won in 2020 (Photo: Mike Marsland/WireImage)

What happened to the winners of I’m A Celebrity?

Tony Blackburn (2002)

The broadcaster became the first ever King of the jungle when he won the first series of the ITV show.

After leaving the Australian outback, Blackburn continued with his career across a number of radio stations, including BBC Radio 2.

Phil Tufnell (2003)

Following his return from the jungle, the former cricketer became team captain on quiz show They Think It’s All Over in 2005 before heading up a team on the BBC’s sports quiz show, A Question Of Sport.

Tufnell also made an appearance on Strictly Come Dancing in 2009 and has appeared The One Show reporting on a range of topics.

Phil Tufnell became a fan favourite (Photo: Visionhaus/Corbis/Getty) © Provided by The i Phil Tufnell became a fan favourite (Photo: Visionhaus/Corbis/Getty)

Kerry Katona (2004)

Katona became the first Queen of the jungle in 2004.

Lucrative deals followed, including becoming the face of Iceland, and she later went on to have a string of her own reality TV shows before making an appearance on Celebrity Big Brother and Dancing On Ice in 2011.

Amid her well documented and publicised battle with drugs, Kerry spent some time away from the cameras before making a comeback on a range of shows including Loose Women, and providing advice and her opinion during appearances on This Morning and Good Morning Britain.

Joe Pasquale (2004)

The comedian has continued with his entertainment career since his jungle victory.

Along with various tours, Pasquale hosted the re-boot of The Price Is Right in 2006 and appeared on Dancing On Ice in 2013 and again a year later.

The star played the role of Frank Spencer in the UK wide tour stage adaption of Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em.

Carol Thatcher (2005)

Margaret Thatcher’s daughter fought off stiff competition to win the show.

Following her appearance, she became a freelance contributor on The One Show but caused controversy with remarks she made about a black tennis player during the Australian Open in 2009.

Thatcher also wrote a book detailing the decline of her mother’s health and onset of dementia.

Matt Willis (2006)

Willis returned to the jungle a year after he won the show to host a spin-off with his partner at the time, Emma Willis. The couple continued to front the programme until 2008.

In January 2014, Matt stepped into the world of acting with appearances in EastEnders and Birds Of A Feather.

The Busted band member starred in the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre production of Little Shop Of Horrors as Orin Scrivello.

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Christopher Biggins (2007)

Biggins has remained a prominent fixture on TV screens across the nation following his win.

However, the entertainer sparked controversy when he was removed from the Celebrity Big Brother house in 2016 just nine days after entering for making comments that were “capable of causing great offence to housemates and the viewing public.”

Biggins later received rave reviews in his return to pantomime, playing the role of Widow Twankey in the Alhambra production of Aladdin in 2019.

Joe Swash (2008)

The former EastEnders actor kept a strong a link to I’m A Celebrity ten years after winning the title of King of the jungle.

After winning, Swash presented the show’s spin-off programme, Extra Camp. However, he stepped down from the role in 2019.

Gino D’Acampo (2009)

The Italian chef made constant appearances on TV following his time in the jungle.

After a lengthy stint presenting a lunchtime cookery with Melanie Sykes, Gino went on to become a regular panellist on Celebrity Juice and is This Morning‘s resident chef.

Stacey Solomon (2010)

The star’s career got given a boost when she became the face of Iceland, went on to present a number of TV shows and became a panellist on Loose Women.

Solomon headed back to the Australian outback in 2016 when she joined the hosting line up for I’m A Celebrity’s spin off show, Extra Camp, alongside Vicky Pattison, Joe Swash and Chris Ramsey.

She is engaged to Joe Swash and now has four children, including two with her fiancé.

Dougie Poynter (2011)

Success with McBusted – a fusion of bands McFly and Busted – and with his new alternative rock band A, followed Poynter after his victory.

The star later joined forces with McFly band-mate Tom Fletcher to create a series of children’s books.

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Charlie Brooks (2012)

Brooks returned to EastEnders to play her villainous character Janine Butcher in the years that followed her appearance on I’m A Celebrity.

After leaving Walford in 2014, the actress narrated Channel 5’s Botched Up Bodies.

Kian Egan (2013)

After Egan spent some time in the jungle, he became a coach on The Voice of Ireland before reunining with Westlife ahead of their 2019 comeback tour.

Carl ‘Foggy’ Fogarty (2014)

Apart from making a few TV appearances, Foggy remained pretty quiet in the entertainment industry after winning the show.

Vicky Pattison (2015)

After winning the nation’s heart, Pattison became the woman everyone wanted to work with.

In the months that followed her victory, she became a Loose Women panellist and joined the hosting line-up for I’m A Celebrity: Extra Camp.

Vicky became a jungle campmate once again when she appeared on the Australian version of the show before heading back to the UK to be the I’m A Celebrity jungle correspondent on This Morning.

Scarlett Moffatt (2016)

Having found fame on Gogglebox, Scarlett went from talking about TV programmes to being on the shows she used to talk about.

Presenting gigs on Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway and I’m A Celebrity: Extra Camp followed.

Georgia Toffolo’s career went from strength to strength (Photo: David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty) © Provided by The i Georgia Toffolo’s career went from strength to strength (Photo: David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty)

Georgia Toffolo (2017)

Toffolo joined This Morning as their roving reporter after being crowned Queen of the jungle in 2017.

However, the reality TV star didn’t turn her back on the show that made her famous and Georgia continued to make regular appearances on Made In Chelsea. She has also written several best selling novels.

Harry Redknapp (2018)

Veteran football manager Harry Redknapp was a popular winner when he took the crown ahead of actors Emily Atack and John Barrowman.

He has become a regular on our TV screens since, including with his own reality series Harry Redknapp’s Sandbanks Summer and appearances on Celebrity Gogglebox.

Jacqueline Jossa (2019)

Jossa went on to make her West End debut in A Christmas Carol, The Musical following her victory in the jungle, in a staged concert at the Dominion Theatre in a special socially distanced performance.

Giovanna Fletcher (2020)

Giovanna, who is married to McFly’s Tom Fletcher, won the first edition of the show to be filmed in Wales.

She beat runner-up Jordan North and Vernon Kay, who placed third, in the final, and since winning has continued her career as a blogger and author.


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